Thursday, December 06, 2012

Grammy Nominees

Record Of The Year

  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • We Are Young - Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Thinkin Bout You - Frank Ocean
  • We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Taylor Swift

Album Of The Year

  • El Camino - The Black Keys
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • Babel - Mumford & Sons
  • Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
  • Blunderbuss - Jack White

Song Of The Year

  • The A Team - Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)
  • Adorn - Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
  • Call Me Maybe - Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)
  • We Are Young - Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best New Artist

  • Alabama Shakes
  • fun.
  • Hunter Hayes
  • The Lumineers
  • Frank Ocean

Best Pop Solo Performance

  • Set Fire To The Rain [Live] - Adele
  • Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) - Kelly Clarkson
  • Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
  • Wide Awake - Katy Perry
  • Where Have You Been - Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

  • Shake It Out - Florence & The Machine
  • We Are Young - fun. Featuring Janelle Monáe
  • Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra
  • Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • Payphone - Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Instrumental Album

  • 24/7 - Gerald Albright & Norman Brown
  • Impressions - Chris Botti
  • Four Hands & A Heart Volume One - Larry Carlton
  • Live At The Blue Note Tokyo - Dave Koz
  • Rumbadoodle - Arun Shenoy

Best Pop Vocal Album

  • Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
  • Ceremonials - Florence & The Machine
  • Some Nights - fun.
  • Overexposed - Maroon 5
  • The Truth About Love - Pink

Best Dance Recording

  • Levels - Avicii
  • Let's Go - Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-Yo
  • Bangarang - Skrillex Featuring Sirah
  • Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin
  • I Can't Live Without You - Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

  • Wonderland - Steve Aoki
  • Don't Think - The Chemical Brothers
  • > Album Title Goes Here < - Deadmau5
  • Fire & Ice - Kaskade
  • Bangarang - Skrillex

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

  • Christmas - Michael Bublé
  • A Holiday Carole - Carole King
  • Kisses On The Bottom - Paul McCartney

Best Rock Performance

  • Hold On - Alabama Shakes
  • Lonely Boy - The Black Keys
  • Charlie Brown - Coldplay
  • I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
  • We Take Care Of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

  • I'm Alive - Anthrax
  • Love Bites (So Do I) - Halestorm
  • Blood Brothers - Iron Maiden
  • Ghost Walking - Lamb Of God
  • No Reflection - Marilyn Manson
  • Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) - Megadeth

Best Rock Song

  • Freedom At 21 - Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)
  • I Will Wait - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
  • Lonely Boy - Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)
  • Madness - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
  • We Take Care Of Our Own - Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

  • El Camino - The Black Keys
  • Mylo Xyloto - Coldplay
  • The 2nd Law - Muse
  • Wrecking Ball - Bruce Springsteen
  • Blunderbuss - Jack White

Best Alternative Music Album

  • The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do - Fiona Apple
  • Biophilia - Björk
  • Making Mirrors - Gotye
  • Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. - M83
  • Bad As Me - Tom Waits

Best R&B Performance

  • Thank You - Estelle
  • Gonna Be Alright (F.T.B.) - Robert Glasper Experiment Featuring Ledisi
  • I Want You - Luke James
  • Adorn - Miguel
  • Climax - Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

  • Lately - Anita Baker
  • Love On Top - Beyoncé
  • Wrong Side Of A Love Song - Melanie Fiona
  • Real Good Hands - Gregory Porter
  • If Only You Knew - SWV

Best R&B Song

  • Adorn - Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)
  • Beautiful Surprise - Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)
  • Heart Attack - Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)
  • Pray For Me - Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jQue” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
  • Refill - Darhyl "DJ" Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew "Pop" Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

  • Fortune - Chris Brown
  • Kaleidoscope Dream - Miguel
  • Channel Orange - Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

  • Black Radio - Robert Glasper Experiment
  • Back To Love - Anthony Hamilton
  • Write Me Back - R. Kelly
  • Beautiful Surprise - Tamia
  • Open Invitation - Tyrese

Best Rap Performance

  • HYFR (Hell Ya F***ing Right) - Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne
  • N****s In Paris - Jay-Z & Kanye West
  • Daughters - Nas
  • Mercy - Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
  • I Do - Young Jeezy Featuring Jay-Z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

  • Wild Ones - Flo Rida Featuring Sia
  • No Church In The Wild - Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-Dream
  • Tonight (Best You Ever Had) - John Legend Featuring Ludacris
  • Cherry Wine - Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse
  • Talk That Talk - Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

  • Daughters - Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary DeCarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas)
  • Lotus Flower Bomb - Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)
  • Mercy - Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters) (Kanye West Featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
  • The Motto - Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil' Wayne)
  • N****s In Paris - Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)
  • Young, Wild & Free - Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (T. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Rap Album

  • Take Care - Drake
  • Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 - Lupe Fiasco
  • Life Is Good - Nas
  • Undun - The Roots
  • God Forgives, I Don't - Rick Ross
  • Based On A T.R.U. Story - 2 Chainz

Best Country Solo Performance

  • Home - Dierks Bentley
  • Springsteen - Eric Church
  • Cost Of Livin' - Ronnie Dunn
  • Wanted - Hunter Hayes
  • Over - Blake Shelton
  • Blown Away - Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
  • Pontoon - Little Big Town
  • Safe & Sound - Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars
  • On The Outskirts Of Town - The Time Jumpers
  • I Just Come Here For The Music - Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

  • Blown Away - Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)
  • Cost Of Livin' - Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)
  • Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)
  • So You Don't Have To Love Me Anymore - Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)
  • Springsteen - Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Best Country Album

  • Uncaged - Zac Brown Band
  • Hunter Hayes - Hunter Hayes
  • Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran - Jamey Johnson
  • Four The Record - Miranda Lambert
  • The Time Jumpers - The Time Jumpers


FSP said...

Umm...I can't read this.

rejectedcarebear said...

I hope The Black Keys win! They are an amazing band and I got to meet them once and Dan and Patrick are super nice to fans. They signed my t-shirt!

Also glad Alabama Shakes got nominated, the singer has an awesome set of pipes!

__-__=__ said...

I could read it and can't believe we live in a world where Fist Brown can be nominated for anything beyond best prison bitch.

greenmountaingal said...

My only comment is Dave Koz?! I remember that Kelly Taylor had her lame 21st birthday party at a Dave Koz concert on 90210. Clearly I've watched too much TV in my lifetime.

Amber said...

Hooray for Fiona Apple & Tom Waits - too bad they can't both win the same category. And hooray for Frank Ocean (4 noms!!) and Alabama Shakes! I may actually watch the Grammys for once.

trudi said...

If you can't even print out the full title of the Jay Z/ K West song, how will they announce it on the CBS telecast?

Christopher Cruz said...

I don't understand modern music :(

Sarah said...

They are the records of the year? Wow

T. E. Cuz said...


and hunter hayes.


PuggleWug said...

God, I don't know who half of these people are. I thought the A Team was only a show from the 80's, not a song too.

PuggleWug said...

The Idler Wheel is a great cd!

Susan said...

Eyeroll at the Jay Z/Kanye West song title. I mean, really?

Go Kelly Clarkson.

I feel like most of the pop nominated songs are the songs the radio plays over and over and will not get out of your brain. Guess that's why they're award-worthy pop songs.

I feel like hip hop is really at a low point right now.

I wonder who will be the standout performances this year.

And sidenote: This post was really hard to read. I guess from your copy/paste situation.

Seachica said...

I'm rooting for the Fiona Apple album because I want to see a presenter get the full title out of their mouth.

And go Drake (with Fisty Brown being shut out). Some poetic justice.

The rest - eh. I'm not loving a lot of music on the radio right now. I see few songs right now standing the test of time.

The metamorphosis into my mother is complete.

LottaColada said...

"I'm Sexy & I Know It & "Call Me Maybe" are Grammy worthy??

@T. E. Cuz I'm a huuuge Kaskade fan as well! Fingers crossed for him =)

Susan said...

That Call me Maybe song makes me want to stab puppies, rip my hair out and scream No, NO, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Fuck NOOOOOO when I hear it. And the endless parodies. And the multiple videos. I just can't. I hate it. I hate it with all of my soul.

Susan said...

Why didn't Pink get nominated? The more I study this list, the more annoyed I become.

Pink_Palace said...

Dave Koz? Where is he? My gf and I used to have the biggest crush on him. We met him when he sang the sax for Richard Marx and then kept in touch for a few years. He was a talented singer/songwriter on his own, and loved his niece Emily, even wrote a song about her! Then he had a few years of moderate fame, wrote the theme to General Hospital and I was so happy for him, then he came out...
It then dawned on us why he had been so nice to 2 sweet and pretty innocent girls over the years. We never stood a chance the entire time and he looked upon us like little sisters. Bottom line, this guy is a journeyman who has paid his dues and I would love to see him win or win again, but what category?!? Lol

I originally wanted to post - no love for Psy?!? Hehe

Amber said...

@Susan - Pink is nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album.

greenmountaingal said...

Oh wow that's cool! I saw his name when I was scrolling through the list of nominees, which brought me back to 90210.

And, good point - where is Psy????

libby said...

Wow, Kelly Clarkson love! I actually have heard that song, from that commercial. I won't be mad if she wins a bunch, that would be fun.

I hope Frank Ocean does well, especially wins against Chris Beat-Em-Up Brown.

Ugh. Kanye may deserve his noms (I assume), but it just means Nasty K-Dashian is on the horn, as we speak, picking which designer gets to upholster her ass for the event, in yet another ho-ish and insufferable way. Esp. if Bey is going--COMPETITION. UGH.

And finally----WTF is it with Bjork & Tom Waits having to compete in the same category? Really? " it 'alternative.'"

libby said...

I bet Psy didn't make the cutoff date. Or some technicality.

If that "Call Me Maybe' is in there, he certainly should be, fo sho.

Pink_Palace said...

Just found him under instrumental album. I remember that episode! It was actually decent exposure I guess. I know Adam Levine was on there. Was anyone else who has made it big?!? I know I am one of the few Dave Koz fans, so I know he doesn't

I wanna see Psy and his moves if I get to see LMFAO and

What gets me is that the Grammy's were always so exclusive - both attitude and atmosphere. It was a hard club to get into and now - they have an hour long show to announce their nominees?!? Things have changed...

Pink_Palace said...

Exactly! LMFAO and Carly - the third part of the joke needs to be in place.

Maybe they are saving him for next year - and I wish I was kidding...

Renoblondee said...

Glad about Kelly, she deserves it. I really don't know hardly any of these people.

curlyhairslacker said...

Yay to The Black Keys & The Alabama Shakes!

@rej-that's awesome that they signed your shirt! :D

Wen said...

What the heck is "Best Traditional"?

Jeff C. said...

So when announcing the nominees (or the winners) during the show, how do they handle the n-word in "N****a in Paris"?

rhinovodka said...

I am old and so out of the loop, go Kelly Clarkson, I guess because I don't know who most of these people are.

Jeff C. said... which I mean, do they actually say the n-word? That would be awesome. Please, for my amusement, make some hillbilly douchebag like Toby Keith get to throw out the n-word on the Grammys.

bonnie blue-blade said...

Adele and Florence...!!! still looking for Arcade Fire...trying to get past carly rae and chris

jennifer hansen said...

they usually don't even announce most of the rap categories on tv. but i imagine if they did the presenters would just say jay-z and kanye west for blank in paris, or just announce their names and leave it at that.

bonnie blue-blade said...

@susan...if you leave out stabbing puppies...I'm with you

jennifer hansen said...

i cannot believe carly rae jepsen was nominated for song of the year! how disgusting!!!!

rejectedcarebear said...

Patrick, the drummer, even signed one of his broken sticks for my friend. Those dudes were beyond cool and this was all at a free show.

Jolene Jolene said...

I hope Frank Ocean wins every award he's nominated for. Been obsessed with his album. Everyone else...meh. Chris Brown WHATEVER. Carly Rae Jepson UH HUH OKAY. What's happening to the world?

crila16 said...

What is the difference between record of the year and album of the year?

...and Yes...Carly Rae should definitely be nominated for Call me Maybe. Whether you like the song or not, that song was the biggest hit over the summer. HUGE. Everyone was recording and doing twists on it on you tube. It is a catchy (though now annoying song), but the second it was on when it first came out...people loved it. people didn't want to like it, because it's so pop corny...but they couldn't help it.

KellyLynn said...

I am teeheeing over Justin Bieber's manager's hissy fit on twitter that he didn't get nominated for anything. That alone makes this list awesome.
It may not be a perfect list, but it is much improved over past nominations. At least this year's selections make it seem as if the nominating team has actually listened to some of the music they've selected.

bonnie blue-blade said...

If it was about popularity...psy would be on the list wouldn't he? grammy's aren't about how popular a song is... there is more talent...carly rae should never have made that list... I know I'm not the only one who didn't like that song...

Comma Chaser said...

Would love to see Alabama Shakes and the Black Keys win something. Love El Camino.

thatfunnygirl said...

Guess I'm the only country fan here so I'm going to weigh in....Eric Church better win something. That entire "Chief" album is THE SHIT.

Tuxedo Cat said...

I'm glad Carly Rae won this year. She has a gift for making feel-good music.

Also am happy for Kelly Clarkson - I think she's a real talent.

Justin Bieber's manager should be happy, bc he has overexposed Justin to the point that lots of people are just tired of him. Give the kid a rest.

Jeff C. said...

The number of people on here that think Carly Rae Jepsen is good is truly baffling. How fucking stupid are all of you? It's shit music, made for fucking retards. For the love of christ, would you please stop tapping your feet like idiots and make a goddamn effort to seek out music that is actually good?

LottaColada said...

@Jeff.... The majority of people commenting can't believe she was nominated, myself included.

Did you even read through the comments??? Check your facts before being so fucking rude.

Jeff C. said...

If you're not one of the people saying "That song was so catchy, I'm glad she was recognized," then I'm obviously not talking to you, LottaColada. But based upon your hyper-offended reaction, you're likely still an idiot.

Amber said...

Jeff, are you in need of a BJ? You're awfully cranky. :P

Jeff C. said...

I'm not really cranky, Amber, but to answer your question, who isn't?

LottaColada said...

Lol at me being offended. I was simply using your tone to get the point across. Good day sir.

Susan said...

bonnie - I would NEVER stab a pack of puppies. It's just that song makes me feel that much anger. Whoever is behind that song is EVIL.

Don't even get me started on LMFAO. Those two fools are the worst.

At least that Hey Sexy Lady song wasn't nominated. That for sure would prompt me to boycott this travesty. But really, who am I kidding, the best part is the day-after Joan Rivers fashion bitchfest.

The state of today's music is a travesty (says crochety old lady hobbling off with her cane and CDs.)

ThisIKnow said...

WHAT, No Gangnam Style??? :)

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

crila16: Record of the Year is for a single song that was, theoretically at least, released on its own (or what us old geezers think of as "45s"); Album of the Year is for a full-length album.

Pink_Palace said...

Robinthemadhatter: then what about albumn? I thought song and record, one was for "singer," one was for writer...thanks for bringing this up crila

Tuxedo Cat said...

@Jeff C.

Actually, I have a degree in music (classical).

That hasn't stopped me from appreciating pop, rock, rap, disco, electronic, folk, baroque. I'm 50, by the way.

Pop music has it's place - Mozart was the Jack White of his day, Mariah Carey is the Jenny Lind of our day.

Music doesn't have to be depressing to be meaningful. It's easy to get stuck in self-absorbed wallowing music, but producing uplifting, happy and danceable music is also a talent.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

Pink_Palace: Record of the Year & Album of the Year would be for the performer(s) and IIRC the producer(s); Song of the Year would be for the songwriter--at least, I'm reasonably sure that's how it works. There are also separate awards for Producer of the Year for both classical and non-classical music, and particularly for the latter you usually see a whole long list of everything s/he worked on during that year's eligibility period.

Anonymous said...

i love miguels album. so glad to see it get some love.

Pink_Palace said...

Robin the mad photographer: first off, sorry for calling you the mad hatter! Secondly, thank you for your explanation! Can't wait for the perfect occasion to make those incredible brownies of yours!

Mooshki said...


Anonymous said...

Fiona Apple's album needs to win. I haven't listened to anything else since it came out in June.

Anonymous said...

I cant believe no one else is outraged that Taylor Swift's monstrosity We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together is nominated for Record of the Year. ??!!!! Really?

Betsy said...

so glad The Roots Undun was nominated. The whole album is good but my personal favorite is Lighthouse said...

Hoorayy for the EDM love!! Skrillex and kaskade all day!!


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